T20 World Cup 2024: Why will the T20 World Cup be held in America? Why was no other country found, what is ICC's mega plan


T20 World Cup 2024: Why is a tournament like the World Cup being organized in America despite cricket not being famous in America? Know why the ICC took a big decision.

T20 World Cup 2024: Until a few years ago, no one had heard that America also has a cricket team. Then in 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the 2024 World Cup will be played in the United States and the West Indies. The West Indies is already a household name in cricket, but in the last 3 years, world-class grounds have been built in the United States. The next World Cup will start from June 2, in which 20 teams will participate. Since cricket is not so famous in America, the question arises as to why the ICC decided to organize a big tournament like the World Cup here.

America has been chosen as an experiment!

Since the number of cricket fans in the United States is very small, filling the seats on the field can be a very complicated task for stadium management. Especially how will the crowd gather in the match of small teams? To get rid of this problem, it was decided to hold only 16 matches in America. There are a total of 20 teams in the tournament, between which 55 matches will be played till the final. Of these, 16 matches will be played in America and the remaining 39 matches will be played in the West Indies, where cricket is already popular.

Cricket is making a comeback in the Olympics

Some time ago it was announced that cricket is being brought back to the 2028 Olympics. So what is the connection between cricket's return to the 2028 Olympics with the hosting of the 2024 T20 World Cup in the United States? Let us tell you that the 2028 Olympic Games are going to be held in Los Angeles, America and till then the ICC will make every effort to promote the game of cricket within America.

Cricket does not have that much importance in Western countries

England is the birthplace of cricket and after that, the game of cricket also became popular in all the countries ruled by the British. Today cricket has become very popular in Asia, Europe, Australia, and even the African continent. But cricket is still not given much importance by Western countries. In such a situation, America can be used as a pawn. If cricket succeeds in entering the United States, then countries like Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina will also be encouraged to adopt cricket.

3 grounds of America selected for the World Cup

9 grounds have been selected for the T20 World Cup 2024, out of which 6 are in the Caribbean Islands and the remaining three are in the United States. Nassau County Stadium (New York), Central Broward Park (Florida), and Grand Prairie Stadium (Texas) are the three venues in the United States where the World Cup matches will be played. The first match of the tournament will be played on June 1 between the USA and Canada at the Grand Prairie Stadium. The Indian team will play its first match at Nassau Stadium in New York.